This is post 68, at least from what my stats tell me. So just over one a week. I would have loved to keep up at least 2 a week, but hey all that real life stuff gets in the way. I am actually writing this one a say early, cause apparently I forget to do it in time normally. The downside is that they can’t be as timely as I would like.
One thing I have been able to do regularly that I am happy about is a chapter a day in the Vampire story. It isn’t amazing, IMO, but still better than twilight. As of 11 days I have manged 10 chapters, 52 pages and like 16000 words. So not too bad. I didn’t technically miss a day, I wrote something else. As long as I am averaging the five pages a day I am good. Though I wan to get to a point where I am doing 10 a day, but not all just one project.
I have literally stalled out on the other two bigger things I want to do, but have spawned two essays and two short stories in the meantime in addition to the vampire book. I do wonder how much farther along I would be though.
See I did a synopsis of the overall tale as a short story for school. When I finished school I went through all of the files, etc and purged. Apparently that synopsis was lost in the purge. As hard as I’ve looked I couldn’t find it. So I had to recreate the narrative from scratch and ya know it kind of pissed me off.
I am usually so good about keeping notes on things. Hell, I have files and stuff for some of the games I designed over 10 years ago, but the book I want to write and did notes on a month ago, gone. These are the kinds of things that can agitate creative people. Misplacing and all that, which being messy seems to be the norm for most creatives I know.
Personally I am anal retentively organized. From my sock drawer to my card collection. I know where most things are most of the time and not one of those, I put it over by the microwave a coupe of weeks ago ways. I mean anyone can walk in and quickly figure out how I have my stuff sorted and be able to find anything as well. I even do the 2x a year purge of anything I haven’t used. I like to keep things light in case I have to relocate. Just a habit from my time in the military. If it couldn’t fit into 2 seabags and a backpack, it wasn’t worth keeping.
Of course I allow myself a bit more space now, but the point still stands. If I can’t load it into my car and/or a small trailer, it gets left behind. Furniture is the main thing. There is a thing called craigs list. I showed up with a bed and a bookshelf to where I live now, and it has grown into enough stuff for a small apartment. It’s great when you only look at furniture as stuff to hold your other stuff, including you.
Before this becomes a rant on the finer points of furniture and how people pay WAY too much for the stuff new, I think I will step out and let all four of my readers get on with their day. I might tease you with another chapter from the Vampire tale on Wed. Which is also the day I get to (hopefully) get my service puppy……..